Paphiopedilum rothschidianum (‘Graciano’ FCC/AOS x ‘Tempranillo’ AM/AOS) is a cross of two of our very finest roths. ‘Graciano’ can only be described as absolutely stunning. Intense color, bold stripes and great form…it has it all. ‘Tempranillo’ is a very special roth, as it had 7 flowers on its very first spike. It wanted to produce 8 but ran out of energy. If we ever give it a break from setting pods we can probably get that elusive 8th flower one day.
This cross should produce some outstanding results, with many awards expected.
Paphiopedilum rothschildianum ‘Graciano’ photo courtesy of Ramon de los Santos.